Easter

Egg hunts scheduled for today, Sunday

by W. Winston Skinner

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Virginia Jackson, 11-month-old daughter of Dean and Melissa Jackson, discovers one of the Easter season’s traditions at an egg hunt at the home of Steve and Karen Barker on Thursday.

Easter eggs will be hidden in huge numbers across Coweta County during the next two days.

Sunday is Easter, when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Eggs have been a symbol of spring and new life since ancient times and are often compared to Jesus’ tomb – holding unseen life – in Christian teaching.

Many families still dye hen eggs in a multitude of hues for the holiday or decorate them with markers or stickers. Plastic eggs filled with treats and candy in Easter wrappings also are often hidden as families, churches and organizations hold egg hunts.

Several groups have already held Easter egg hunts this year. On the calendar for TODAY are:

• Egg Hunt, Carl Miller Park, Sewell Road, Newnan, 10 a.m. Sponsored by First Baptist Church of Newnan.

• Egg Hunt, St. George Catholic Church, 10 a.m.

• Eggs and Dogs, Bethel Baptist Church, Luthersville, 10 a.m. Egg hunt followed by hot dogs with all the trimmings.

• Egg Hunt/ Fun Day, New Friendship Baptist Church, Greenville, 10 a.m. Food and games are planned.

• Spring Festival, Welcome Road Baptist Church, 11 a.m. Pastor Dan Odom said there will be an egg hunt and a cookout. This event was originally set to be held last Saturday, but has been rescheduled.

• Egg Hunt, First Baptist Church, Moreland, 11 a.m. Volunteers will hide “over 7,000 eggs,” said Daniel Ausbun, pastor of the church.

• Easter Celebration, Luthersville Baptist Church, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Egg hunt, free hot dogs.

• Old Fashioned Family Fun Day, Elim Baptist Church, Handy Road, noon-3 p.m. Kathy Justiss, a member of the church’s outreach and discipleship committee, said there will be games, a picnic and an egg hunt.

• Egg Hunt, Sunnyside Baptist Church, 1-3 p.m.

• Egg Hunt, Providence Baptist Church, Providence Church Road, 2 p.m.

• Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, Cathedral of Christ the King, Sharpsburg, 2 p.m.

• Egg Hunt, Sharpsburg Baptist Church, 2-4 p.m.

Gloria Tinsley said there will be hunts for children through age four, for those ages 4-8 and for children nine and up. The New Hope clowns will be part of the fun, and there will be refreshments.

Tinsley said “egg relays and games” and “lots of fun,” are on the schedule. The event is “for children of all ages,” Tinsley said. “We hope to see all you Easter enthusiasts there.”

• Egg Hunt, New Hope Church, Wooster/Greenville, 2 p.m.

Egg hunts scheduled for SUNDAY are:

• Egg Hunt, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 9:15 a.m. Participants will gather near the outdoor altar. The hunt is for ages 10 and younger and is sponsored by the youth of St. Paul’s.

• Egg Hunt, Providence Baptist Church, Summers-McKoy Road, following the 10 a.m. Easter program.

• Easter Egg Roll, The Little White House, Warm Springs, 1 p.m. The event will be similar to the tradition held annually on the lawn of the White House.

The Egg Roll itself is a White House tradition, where children push an egg through the grass with a long-handled spoon. The Warm Springs event – sponsored by Friends of Roosevelt’s Little White House – will also feature an Easter egg hunt as part of the festivities.

Divided into three age groups 3-5, 6-8 and 9-11, several prize eggs will be available. Children are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt built the Little White House in 1932 while governor of New York, prior to being inaugurated as president in 1933. He first came to Warm Springs in 1924 hoping to find a cure for the infantile paralysis that had struck him in 1921. Swimming in the 88-degree, buoyant spring waters brought him no miracle cure, but it did bring improvement. During FDR’s presidency and the Great Depression, he developed many New Deal Programs – such as the Rural Electrification Administration – based upon his experiences in the Meriwether county town.

Admission for the Easter egg roll and Easter egg hunt is $8-$12 per person, which includes access to FDR’s home, the servants and guest quarters, and the nearby pools complex that first brought the future president to Warm Springs.

• Egg Hunt, Elim Baptist Church, Bud Davis Road, following the 3 p.m. Easter service.

• Adult Easter Egg Hunt party, 34 Melson St., 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Mon Amies Social and Civic Club, this event is open to participants age 21 and older. “Everyone is invited,” said Mon Amies member Betty Sutton.

For information call Shirley Hall or Lisa Harris at 770-251-5404 or 678-558-3664.



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